Work with Simple Fractions like 1/2

You’ll Be Taller Tomorrow Morning!
November 16th, 2022

When we’re kids, we’re always growing…even at night! So Bedtime Math fan Andrew O. asked us, how much can you grow overnight? Read on to find out – and do the math behind growing in your sleep.

Sack of Snacks
November 6th, 2022

Popcorn is a yummy snack alone. But add buttery caramel and you have something even more delicious: kettle corn. There’s lots of math involved in making this sweet treat. So read on to find out how to do it, and snack on the math!

Color Me Fuzzy Wuzzy
August 31st, 2022

Crayola crayons have all types of crazy names, like Fuzzy Wuzzy, and Outer Space. But wth all the different colors they have, they had to get creative with the names! Read on to do some colorful math in crayon naming.

Whipped Cream Gone Wild
August 26th, 2022

Desserts are yummy, but many are even yummier with whipped cream on top. And you may not think it, but there’s a lot of math that goes into making the perfect whipped cream! Read on to whip up the numbers in this delicious dessert topping.

Stomp It
August 23rd, 2022

Did you ever realize you can make music with just about anything? Even garbage lids, kitchen sinks, and brooms! Read on to do the math behind the wacky music you can make with everyday items.

Crazy Eye Colors
July 27th, 2022

Did you ever look at a cat and notice that it had two different colored eyes? This happens a lot with some of our other furry friends, too. Read on to find out which animals like to mix it up with eye color – and do the eye-catching math!

A Buddy for Sunfish
July 25th, 2022

What’s the opposite of a sunfish and does it really exist? Read on to find out, and do the underwater math on these odd fish!

One Way or the Otter
July 6th, 2022

Sea otters are cute, furry animals who like to float in the water. But how do they float for so long? Read on to find out, and float away with the math and numbers behind these adorable sea animals.

Whipped into Shape
June 9th, 2022

Whipped cream was invented about 500 years ago, and is credited to a bunch of guys with long unpronounceable Italian and French names.  But what made them think to whip up cream in the first place?  Did they know what would happen?  Never mind that there was no electricity back then – they had to whip it by hand.  Luckily, it was worth the effort.

Whipping air bubbles into cream makes it take up a lot more “volume,” or space.  In the Bedtime Math test kitchen, 1 cup of heavy cream generated 3 cups of whipped cream.  With something as important as dessert, that’s a key fact.

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